Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7:30am EST


Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals hosted their annual Landscapes 2016 Expo in Louisville, KY. PES had the opportunity to sponsor the ‘Breakfast with Champions’. This breakfast gave hundreds of NALP members, across the landscape spectrum, an opportunity to discuss different topics that pertain to landscaping. Each table had a “Champion” who hosted a specific topic and opened the door to discussions about tactics, management, and other useful tools that gave attendees some inside knowledge to bring back to their company.


The elegant breakfast had an enormous turnout and guests were smiling ear-to-ear, despite it being the crack of dawn. Paul Mendelsohn, along with PES’ own Patrick Wilson, took the stage and greeted the guests. After a short introduction from Paul, Patrick proceeded to give a brief speech outlining the benefits of the H-2B program and PES. Proceeding this, a few of our brief H-2B/Landscape videos were played on the two projectors that occupied the sides of the stage. Guests showed their support by giving a prolonged round of applause and proceeded to partake in their discussion.


The entire event was very well planned and a lot of fun. Anytime PES partners with the NALP it is always a huge success. The expo had hundreds of sponsors with booths set up that ranged from educational and informative, to fun games (like leaf blower basketball), and even a chainsaw wood carver. There was even an NALP PAC reception held at the Muhammad Ali Center, which was incredible. Overall, the entire event was loads of fun and quite memorable. We had the chance to reunite with some familiar faces and even made some new friends!



Check out some of our pictures from the Expo and Breakfast below!



Patrick Speech

Patrick addressing the attendees


Friend of PES, Joe Ehrenreich, listens attentively

Outside the Muhammad Ali Center for NALP PAC

Outside the Muhammad Ali Center for NALP PAC


Paul Mendelsohn from the NALP & Patrick Wilson from PES.










A friend of PES, Jim Cali, saying thank you to everyone at the McFarlin Stanford event.

Leaf blower basketball!

Leaf blower basketball!

What is better than a free concert with friends?!

What is better than a free concert with friends?!



A panorama view of our ‘Breakfast with Champions’ at Landscapes 2016






To view the rest of the photos from Landscapes 2016 visit: Philippe Nobile Photography (Password: ky2016)